Storm doors, which are installed in front of exterior entry doors, protect the entry door from weather and damage. Storm doors also enhance your home’s insulation and provide a first line of defense against intruders. They are designed to close automatically, but most have a locking mechanism to give you the option of keeping the storm door open when desired. This comes in handy when moving large items in or out of the house.
DIY Network explains All About Storm Doors in this article and offers information about installation, design options, maintenance, and repair. The article suggests tips like these:
- Keep the hinges oiled and check to make sure the latches are properly connected.
- Check the storm door at the beginning of each season to see if it is working properly.
- Clear debris from the tracks of the storm door’s window or screen.
- Make sure the hinges on the storm door are on the same side as the hinges on the entry door.